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As government and the insurance industry continue their quest to control health care, your clinical autonomy is in jeopardy. Now more than ever, you need to fight and advocate to keep medical decisions in your well-trained hands.

Fortunately, you do not have to wage the fight alone. Successful legislative advocacy depends upon an integrated approach, consisting of lobbying, grassroots activity and political action through the California Medical Association's (CMA) California Medical Association Political Action Committee (CALPAC). 

Operated by physicians for physicians, CALPAC supports hundreds of candidates for state and federal office who share CMA's philosophy and vision of the future of health care and medical practice.

Support CALPAC

Strengthen your political voice and protect the practice of medicine.

CALPAC Officers

Susan Kaweski, M.D.
Sion Roy, M.D.
Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D.
Vimal Nanavati, M.D.

CALPAC Board of Directors

Irina Korman, M.D.
District 1
George Paz, M.D.
District 2
District 3
James Schlund, M.D.
District 4
Ramin Manshadi, M.D.
District 5
Lee T Snook, M.D.
District 6
Jeffrey Poage, M.D., FAAP
District 7
Hemant Dhingra, M.D.
District 8
Katrina Peters, M.D., MPH
District 9
Basil Besh, M.D.
District 10
George Fouras, M.D.
District 11
District 12
Alexander Ding, M.D.
District 13
Kunal Sukhija, M.D.
District 14
District 15
Eric Hansen, D.O.
District 16
District 17
District 18
Colleen Copelan, M.D.
District 19
Guillermo Valenzuela, M.D.
District 20
Mark M Bai, M.D.
District 21
Peter Richman, M.D.
District 22
David Friscia, M.D.
District 23
Emil Avanes, M.D.
District 24
Hector Flores, M.D.
District 25
Bill Averill, M.D.
District 26
C. Freeman, M.D.
District 27
Gerardo “Jerry” Hizon, M.D.
District 28
Rodney Borger, M.D.
District 29
District 30
Melanie Crane, M.D.
District 31
Satinder Swaroop, M.D.
District 32
District 33
Christopher Celio, M.D.
District 34
District 35
Nikan Khatibi, M.D.
District 36
Diana Ramos, M.D.
District 37
Mihir Parikh, M.D.
District 38
Mark Sornson, M.D.
District 39
Maria Carriedo-Ceniceros, M.D.
District 40


Micah Scheindlin
Senior Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2570
Yna Perry
Senior Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 444-5532
Nathan Skadsen
Associate Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2078


David H. Aizuss, M.D., FAAO, FACS

Dustin Corcoran

Troy Elander, M.D.

Richard K. Freeman, M.D.

Jay S. Joseph, M.D.

Susan Kaweski, M.D.

Ramin Manshadi, M.D.

Theodore Mazer, M.D.

Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D., FAAP

Lee Snook, M.D., FACP

Tanya Spiritos, M.D.

James J. Strebig M.D., J.D.

Shannon Udovic-Constant M.D.

Robert Wailes M.D.

Kent Adamson, M.D.

David Ahn, M.D., FAAP

Karrar Ali, D.O., MPH

Robert D. Allen, M.D.

Peter G. Anderson, M.D.

Patricia L. Austin, M.D.

William Averill, M.D.

Marti Baum, M.D.

Scott Benninghoven, M.D.

Kenneth S. Blumenfeld, M.D.

Rodney Borger, M.D.

Jeffrey C. Brackett, M.D.

Peter Bretan, M.D.

J. Brennan Casssidy, M.D.

Amber Leighan Chatwin, M.D.

Lawrence C. Cheung, M.D., FAAD, FASDS

Jack Chou, M.D.

Caleb Perry Chu, M.D.

Colleen Copelan, M.D.

Michael Couris, M.D.

Hemant Dhingra, M.D., FACR, MPH

John Digges, M.D., PhD, MPH

Roger Eng, M.D.

Catherine Ferguson, M.D.

Martin Fishman, M.D.

Sergio R. Flores, M.D.

George Fouras, M.D., DFAPA

Lawrence R. Frank, M.D., FACP

C. Freeman, M.D., MBA, FAPA

David A. Friscia, M.D., MBA

Gordon L. Fung, M.D. PhD

Dev A. GnanDev, M.D.

Eric Hansen, D.O., FAAFP

Ruth E. Haskins, M.D.

James Hay, M.D.

Paul Hegyi

Standiford Helm, II, M.D.

Robert Hertzka, M.D.

John Hipskind, M.D., FACEP

Nathaniel Howard Jr., M.D.

Margaret Juarez, M.D.

Nikan H. Khatibi, D.O.

Mark H. Kogan, M.D.

Thelma Korpman, M.D.

James C. MacMillan, M.D.

Kelly McCue, M.D.

Vimal Nanavati, M.D., FACC, FSCAI

John Nelson, M.D.

Mihir Parikh, M.D.

George Paz, M.D.

Katrina Peters, M.D., MPH

Mark Penner, D.O., FACEP

Jeffrey Poage, M.D., FAAP

Albert Ray, M.D.

Dennis Rhyne, M.D.

Suresh K. Sachdeva, M.D.

R. Sankaram, M.D.

James Schlund, M.D.

James H. Schultz, Jr., M.D., MBA, FAAFP

Francisco Silva, Esq.

Mark W. Sornson, M.D., PhD

Mike Steenburgh

Karl E. Steinberg, M.D., FAAFP

Satinder Swaroop, M.D., FACC, FACP

Ronald C. Thurston, M.D., MSP

Paul Bennett Yost, M.D.

CALPAC is a voluntary political organization that contributes to candidates for state and federal office who share our philosophy and vision of the future of medicine.  Political law and CALPAC policy determines how your contribution to CALPAC is allocated.  CMA will not favor or disadvantage anyone based on the amounts of or failure to make PAC contributions, nor will it affect your membership status with the CMA.  Contributions to PAC’s are voluntary and not limited to the suggested amounts.

Contributions are not deductible for state or federal income tax purposes.

Contributions made in error may be refunded within thirty (30) days by contacting CALPAC at (800)CALPAC-9.

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